Ron Barber Wins

Good news – Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ) has finally been declared the winner in Arizona’s 8th congressional district.

The Arizona Republic has declared Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ) won a full term in Congress, defeating his Republican opponent Martha McSally. An analysis by the Republic “determined that McSally would not be able to muster enough votes from the remaining uncounted ballots to surpass the thin lead Barber had held in recent days.” Barber plans to make a statement Saturday and McSally has scheduled a press conference for Saturday afternoon.

Ron Barber won a special election in June to finish the term of former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head last year by a madman. Today’s victory gives Barber a full term in office.

Barber was also wounded in the attack last year at Safeway in Tuscon, Arizona.

Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Representative Ron Barber (AP/Pool)

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  • http://drangedinaz.wordpress.com/ IrishGrrrl

    Woohoo! The Republicans tried their darnedest to keep the provisional ballots out of the equation but it didn’t work. This is great news.